GAI Joins Industry Experts with Tips on SWPPP Inspections

GAI’s Senior Environmental Specialist Anthony Willard, CESSWI shares his recent experience at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (MAC-IECA) 22nd Annual Environmental Conference, Workshop, & Trade Show held September 15-17 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (MAC-IECA) held their 22nd Annual Environmental Conference, Workshop, & Trade Show September 15-17 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

As a first-time attendee at the MAC-IECA conference, I found the event packed full of useful technical information… Topics included Erosion and Sediment Control, Non Traditional MS4’s, Regulations & Endangered Species, Stream Restoration, Stormwater Management, and Erosion & Sediment Control. A lot of useful information for those involved in environmental permitting and monitoring.

As a first-time attendee at the MAC-IECA conference, I found the event packed full of useful technical information. The two-day event featured presentations from various IECA members as well as a presentation by keynote speaker Brian Farkas, Executive Director of the West Virginia Conservation Agency. Topics included Erosion and Sediment Control, Non Traditional MS4’s, Regulations & Endangered Species, Stream Restoration, Stormwater Management, and Erosion & Sediment Control. A lot of useful information for those involved in environmental permitting and monitoring.

I was privileged to participate as a speaker on the final day of the conference. My presentation, titled “SWPPP Inspections – What to Expect from 3rd Party,” focused on the routine processes that are a part of GAI’s environmental monitoring services at project sites. Key points included SWPPP inspection per West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection requirements, site visit frequency, rainfall data sources, training requirements, and commonly observed erosion and sediment control issues. I would be pleased to share my presentation with anyone who wants more information.

Overall, the MAC-IECA Conference provided a great opportunity to learn from industry experts and showcase some of the many services GAI provides related to environmental monitoring.

For more information on the presentation shared by Anthony, or more information on GAI’s environmental services, contact Senior Environmental Specialist Anthony Willard, CESSWI at 304.808.6680.

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